5 Classy Mercedes Benz Cars
Dating back to 1881, the Mercedes Benz is the oldest automobile in the world. It’s popularly identified by its 3-pointed encircled star, and is a brand that is synonymous with class and excellent engineering. From sedans, coupes to wagons, Mercedes Benz never fails to exude character and reliability. We examine some of the best Mercedes Benzes that the German automaker has unleashed over the past two decades.
1993-present Mercedes Benz E-Class
The E-Class is the best selling vehicle that Mercedes Benz has ever produced and has been in existence since 1993. These executive cars succeeded the W124, receiving a facelift and including the fuel-injection in each of the different body configurations. Originally, the E-Class series included four-door sedans, 2-door convertibles, 2-door coupes and five-door station wagons. However, in 1993, Mercedes-Benz began marketing the coupes and convertibles as the Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class, tweaking their mechanical features. Throughout its five generations of productions Mercedes Benz has maintained a rear-wheel drive or the 4matic four-wheel drive system in the E-Class models. With some using it for personal use, others converting it into taxis and utility cars including police cars and ambulances, the Mercedes E-Class is loved for its strength and practicality.
1993-present Mercedes C-Class
The C-Class is a series of compact executive cars that Daimler AG debuted in 1993 to replace the 190 (W201) range. Initially, Mercedes C-Class was availed in form of sedans and station wagons but in 2000, the automaker introduced into the market a facelifted fastback coupe that became the Mercedes Benz CLC-Class. All three generations of the Mercedes C-Class come with the Mercedes 4matic four wheel drive feature with the latest generation (W205) being released in 2014.
1979- present Mercedes Benz G-Class
Also known as the G-Wagon, the Mercedes Benz G-class is a mid-size luxury SUV. This popular 4-wheel drive is loved for its masculine boxy features that exude power and strength. The G-Class is one of the longest produced vehicles by Mercedes Benz, spanning close to 40 years of production. Even though the first G-Class was manufactured for military purpose, civilian models were rolled out in 1979. However it was not until the 2002 launch of the Mercedes Benz G-500 with a V8 petrol engine that the G-Class series gained massive popularity. Even though sales dropped a notch in the early 2000s, they quickly picked up again after 2010. Since then, the Mercedes Benz G-Class has been a popular ride amongst celebrities and dignitaries across the world.
1972-present Mercedes Benz S-Class
The S-Class or previously ‘Sonderklasse’ which means special class is a range of luxury cars that were introduced in its W 116 debut by Mercedes-Benz in 1972. Just as its name suggested, the S-Class came with a myriad of special features that set it apart from other sedans. These included the drivetrain technologies, plush interiors, safety systems as well as the latest innovations. The continuous improvement of the Mercedes S-Class models has made it top the best-selling luxury sedans of its time. The latest generation of the S-Class models, the W-222 debuted in the market in 2013. Like the previous models, the W222 retained the standard and long wheelbase options and offered a variety of powertrains including the 14, V6,V8,V12, diesel and hybrid versions.
2011-2016 Mercedes SLK
Mercedes SLK is the fashionable roadster that Mercedes Benz debuted in 1996. The sport compact car is available as a 2-door coupe and 2-door roadster is very sporty, light and short. The 2017 Mercedes SLK is the latest of the third generation productions and has been renamed to the Mercedes SLC.